Set 1: d1t01 - Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo d1t02 - Passenger d1t03 - Tennessee Jed d1t04 - El Paso d1t05 - Candyman d1t06 - New Minglewood Blues d1t07 - They Love Each Other d1t08 - Let It Grow
Set 2: d2t01 - Scarlet Begonias -> d2t02 - Fire On The Mountain d2t03 - Samson And Delilah d3t01 - Terrapin Station -> d3t02 - Playing In The Band -> d3t03 - Drums -> Space -> d3t04 - Black Peter -> d3t05 - Truckin' -> d3t06 - Good Lovin'
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
April 20, 2019 Subject:
Really Hot and Smoking
More great January shows from the 22nd and following
May 9, 2018 Subject:
Uptown Winter '78 Run- Night 2
Folkhippy's got a point: This winter tour is hot. Of course, much of it is marred by Jerry's laryngitis at the start and the consequent vocal issues in recovery. But raspy-Jer' can still play his guitar and he certainly gets five-stars for trying. I'd amend his comment, though: some of the early Jan. shows aren't great. Tour really lifts off from Eugene on the 22nd to the end, Cedar Falls on 5 Feb.
I'm partial to the third night of the run (and the excellent SBD recently uploaded), but this night rivals it and might even be its best. My first set highlights include a strong Half-Step opener, a drippy They Love Each Other, and a smoking Let it Grow to close. Second set, though, is where it's at. The boys came to play. This scarlet-fire is better than previous Chicago one on 13 May '77. Samson is a rager, and then we're treated to a nearly 60-minute suite that includes Terrapin->PITB->drums/space->Black Peter->Truckin'->Good Lovin'. So good, there's no encore!
August 7, 2016 Subject:
For Phil to be singing in this era.
January 31, 2016 Subject:
Shall we call it by a name...
Reviews all over the place on this show?
how much star candy to dole out?
-Very nice Half-Step!
Passenger-a Phil heavy tune.
Jerry has it going on -tonight!
(I like Donna is working tonight)
Tenn Jed-This song is rough on Garcia's voice.
played this pretty regularly so far in 78.
El Paso- good. Jerry prominent towards end
Candyman- Ouch! sounds like a few of my old tapes.
Minglewood- When is this not a rowdy rocker!
T.L.E.O.-Jerry got raspi-ness going. well played.
Let it Grow- unusual intro, riff on that strumming
Wow about 6.30 in Garcia goes for it in a big way.
Just took my breath away. Got my attention.
Good set with strong opener and stronger closer, perhaps a tad short for 78 but closes on a HIGH!!!
Scarlet >Fire- good jams,enjoy Donna moaning low
SAMSON & DELILAH-very nice! they are groovin!
P.I.T.B>-very intricate,very Phil,very Weir,JERRY!
Mini----- Drumz > Space,
B. Peter>This is an intense Black Peter!!!
(Lengthier than original versions of 1970)
Intro into Truckin is excellent / Sweet!!!
Truckin> Good Lovin' (That's a nifty double shot.)
Sounded like they were almost going to do a Playin' reprise but it's Good Lovin'
Always get that La Bamba vibe/ flashback!
Donna a large part of this show.
Second Set- great stacked tune selection
-IMHO-in top 5 of January 1978
January 7, 2016 Subject:
Yes, show is...and The Candyman Patch doesnt have Johnson speaking
Worth the stars just for that. (To be super picky there is some diginoise during LIG.)
They Love Each Other through Playing In The Band is very good GD.
February 1, 2012 Subject:
Easily one of my 10 favorite shows.
September 5, 2011 Subject:
First show ever
I just started to listen to the GD channel on XM and heard about this site... instantly, I wanted to hear the first show I ever went to... it was this 1/31/78 show at the uptown. great memories and a great show!
April 23, 2011 Subject:
Philin it up!
This is a wonderful representation of the Greatful Dead. You can hear the patience that can only come from playing night after night to an auidience of one.
February 1, 2011 Subject:
Better Than Expected
This show was surprisingly good (I don't particularly like 1978 as a whole), and a lot of the songs that sounded best to me are not songs that I'm terribly interested in hearing all of the time.
For instance, Minglewood really smoked, and Keith sounded interested in playing. Ditto for They Love Each Other. The Scarlet/Fire (which is a typical favorite), while not the best ever, was high-quality throughout. Even Good Lovin at the end was fun to listen to.
I'd recommend this show if you aren't looking for a way out-there vibe, but just some good songs well played.
February 1, 2011 Subject:
This show is HOTT!!!!
Crystal clear sound. Superb playin'.
Highlights for this head are:
December 22, 2009 Subject:
2nd set lights the fire
phils up in the mix, love donna shows they make the S>F transfer buttery smooth
December 21, 2009 Subject:
Superb Scarlet>Fire! Great show all around.
January '78 was a good month!
September 24, 2009 Subject:
Exellent both in performance and sound quality. Thanks Charlie.
July 29, 2009 Subject:
In the shadow of the moon...
Another great show from early '78. The January shows are particularly good and they lead up to the great performances of 2/3 and 2/5 of that year. A bright and focused sound throughout, especially during Terrapin Station. I wouldn't go without any show from Jan. '78.